Nobody loves pets more than we do here at Nevada Pure Air! Like many other Americans, we love sharing a home with our cats, dogs, birds, and even some pretty cool rodents like Guinea Pigs and Hamsters! But while we love the Dukes and Bellas of the world as much as the next person, we don’t love having our allergies flare up thanks to excessive pet dander in our homes! While pets may never stop producing dander as long as they have fur and feathers, there are ways that you can reduce pet dander in your home! Here’s how!
What Is Pet Dander?
Before we can state eliminating pet dander in your home, it is important to understand what pet dander is. Many people assume that pet dander includes everything from shedding pet hair to dry flakes from their pet’s skin. While they’re not wrong, pet dander more specifically refers to little flakes of skin, not too far from what dandruff is for humans.
How Does Pet Dander Affect Your Health?
While all mammals (for the most part) have dander or dandruff in some form or another, pet dander tends to be extremely allergenic. Pet dander from cats, dogs, rodents, and birds can cause allergic reactions in humans that vary from mild to severe but they can affect those who have respiratory problems like asthma more than others.
Another issue with pet dander is that it often mixes with dust, pollen, and other contaminants from outside that get into your home and settle into the fabrics of carpets, couches, and linens where you spend much of your time.
Common reactions to pet dander include:
• Runny nose
• Itchy or watery eyes
All of which can be avoided by removing pet dander from your home!
How to Reduce Pet Dander in Your Home
So not that you know why you’ve been having those coughing and sneezing fits more and more often, what can you do to reduce pet dander in your home?
Well, for starters, it does help to spend extra time getting your house deep cleaned from top to bottom. Pet dander can settle just about on any surface from ceiling fans and counters to couches, carpets, and rugs. But pet dander can also make its way into your heating and cooling systems. When it does this, pet dander can find a home in the air ducts, air vents, and around the air filters.
How Air Duct Cleaning Can Reduce Pet Dander in Your Home
When this happens, there is really only one way to effectively eliminate air contaminants like pet dander and pollens, with a thorough air duct cleaning. With professional air duct cleaning services from Nevada Pure Air, our technicians can access and clean hard to reach areas of your home that circulate pet dander within your home. The removal of pet dander from your air ducts and HVAC system can help reduce the allergic effects of pet dander and allow you to breathe easier.